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Fusarium mycotoxins from peanuts suspected as a cause of sandhill crane mortality

Journal of Wildlife Diseases

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Abstract

An estimated 9,500 sandhill cranes (Grus canadensis) died in Gaines County, Texas and Roosevelt County, New Mexico between 1982 and 1987. The predominant clinical sign observed in sick cranes was their inability to hold their heads erect, both while standing and flying. Multiple muscle hemorrhages and submandibular edema were the most common lesions seen at necropsy. Mycotoxins produced by Fusarium sp. growing during cold, wet weather on peanuts left in the field after harvest, the predominant foods of the dead cranes at the time of these mortality events, were identified as the most likely cause of this mortality. Rendering moldy peanuts inaccessible to the cranes by conventional tillage resulted in reduced crane mortality in these areas.

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Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Fusarium mycotoxins from peanuts suspected as a cause of sandhill crane mortality
Series title:
Journal of Wildlife Diseases
Volume
25
Issue:
1
Year Published:
1989
Language:
English
Contributing office(s):
National Wildlife Health Center
Description:
p. 38-46
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
First page:
38
Last page:
46
Number of Pages:
9
Country:
USA
State:
NM, TX
County:
Roosevelt, Gaines
Online Only (Y/N):
N
Additional Online Files(Y/N):
N